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Farmers Only: Mahle Pops Off, Junior Walks Off

Titles are hard.

not the best form, bud
not the best form, bud
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  • Louisville got smoked by the Tides, losing 9-3. Yorman "in Havana" Rodriguez swatted a three-run bomb for the only Bats runs, his fourth of the year. He also walked. Ryan LaMarre left with an injury, Eugenio Suarez was ejected, and so was manager Delino DeShields, who apparently threw a little bit of a hissy fit. He covered home plate with dirt, and tossed a trash can onto the field. Bat meat! Josh Smith got shelled, Nick Christiani got shelled, let's move on. Up next: David Holmberg (1-3, 6.49) faces Norfolk at 6:35.
  • Pensacola edged Mississippi 4-3. Robert Stephenson gave up a 3-run homer in the 3rd, but was solid outside of that, lasting 6 innings, giving up the 3 runs on 6 hits, with 2 walks and 5 K. The homer came after 2 singles, one of the infield variety, so a bit of luck played into it. Still, Bobby, don't give up dingers. Ryan Wright, Kyle Waldrop, and Seth Mejias-Brean all had 2-4 nights. The Seth Matthews Band has reached base in 9 of the last 10 games, so hopefully he's turning it on after a slow start. He also stole 2 bases in this one. Up next: Ding Dong Danny Wright (1-4, 6.21) faces the Barves at 7:35.
  • Daytona walked off in the 11th against Lakeland, 5-4. After tying it in the bottom of the 8th, my boy Junior Arias hit a walkoff homer to win it for the Turtles. It's his second walkoff hit in as many nights. He was 2-5, and had the only multi-hit game, although the Great Blandino had a hit and a walk (and his 6th CS...dang). Nick Travieso allowed 4 runs on 7 hits through 6, striking out 5 and walking just 1, and the bullpen followed with 5 scoreless of fantastic work. Up next: Amir Garrett (1-3, 2.61) faces the Flying Tigers at 7:05.
  • Dayton was treated to a stellar outing from Tyler "Flogging" Mahle in a 3-1 victory over the Loons. Mahle struck out 9 in 7 scoreless innings, allowing just 4 hits and a walk. Ronald "Here Is" Bueno and Brian "It's What's For Dinner" O'Grady each had 2 hits, with the latter also walking (and being caught stealing). Up next: Wyatt "Sack Leader" Strahan (3-2, 2.41) squares off against the Loons at 7.

    ¡¡BONUS!! Here's a picture from Aroldis Chapman's baby mama's absurd pregnancy photoshoot. You're welcome.